The Claddagh Birthstone Collection
Make this classic Irish tradition your very own with a beautiful sterling silver Claddagh birthstone ring! If you love Claddagh rings but want one that stands out as your very own, the birthstone Claddagh ring is the answer.
The ring reflects your Irish roots in a personalized way while throwing a bit of gemstone glamor into the mix. Celebrate friendship, loyalty and love with your own birthstone at the heart of this stunning ring.
The rich symbolism combined with the birthstone makes this an exquisite birthday gift for a friend, sister, mother, wife or girlfriend… or for yourself.
The Claddagh (or Cladach, meaning 'the shore') features a crowned heart held by two hands - the heart represents love, the hands represent friendship, while the crown stands for loyalty. As far back as medieval times, engagement rings had been inscribed with clasped hands to signify one's fidelity, while the heart and crown were eventually added in the 18th century.
The Claddagh is named for the former fishing village that's now part of Galway city in the West of Ireland, where iconic Claddagh rings have since been produced for hundreds of years. Legend has it that in 1695, a local teenage silversmith called Richard Joyce became enslaved by Algerian pirates, and invented the Claddagh ring while in captivity.
Whatever the true origin, the Claddagh has since exploded in popularity among those desiring to celebrate their Irish heritage, appearing on many forms of jewelry and art from weddings rings to casual gifts of friendship.